Banana-Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar Frosting 


I’m about to change your mind about having bacon and eggs for breakfast… My friend Rachel came up with the brilliant idea of putting our favorite brown sugar frosting on waffles, and together we created these Banana-Carrot Cake Waffles. Each waffle is topped with warm maple syrup and sliced bananas.  The top has a healthy  layer of brown sugar frosting. Enjoy these waffles for breakfast or even dessert.

Here’s my Notes

1)This is best served immediately.

2)You can use pancake syrup or real maple syrup, whichever one you prefer.

3)The pecans are optional, as always.

4)I cut my waffles like a cake for easy serving

Banana-Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar Frosting 

Waffle recipe was adapted from HERE

Yields: one waffle cake or 7 waffles

Ingredients 

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons brown sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 

1 3/4 cups whole milk buttermilk 

2 eggs, separated 

4 Tablespoons butter 

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1 1/2 cups grated carrots 

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 stick butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Maple syrup or pancake syrup 

3-4 bananas, sliced

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions 

Start by blooming the spices in butter: Heat the 4 Tablespoons of butter in skillet over medium heat until melted. Continue to cook, swirling pan constantly, until butter is light brown and has a faint nutty aroma, 2-4 minutes. Add cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg and continue to cook for about 15 seconds, swirling pan constantly. Remove from heat and cool.

While the melted butter is cooling start the batter: Combine the sifted flour, salt, brown sugar, and baking soda. Mix together the buttermilk and egg yolks. Slowly stir in spiced butter and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Beat the egg whites in a separate mixing bowl with a hand held mixer until they hold soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into batter. Add carrots, gently combine.

Preheat waffle iron and spray well with non-stick cooking spray. Spread a ladleful of batter into waffle iron and cook waffle until done, about 3-5 minutes. Spray iron with non-stick cooking spray between waffles.

Prepare brown sugar frosting-instructions here

Assembly 

Once you have finished cooking your waffles and preparing the frosting, it’s time for assembly: Place a waffle on serving dish, drizzle waffle with some maple syrup that has been warmed. Then place a few slices of banana over top, continue until you use all the waffles. Top the last waffle with brown sugar frosting, sprinkle with pecans (if using). Enjoy immediately !

 

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